OU English Offers Online M.A. for Teachers
The Department of English is launching a new degree program, a Master of Arts in English for Teachers, starting in May 2015. This online program is ideal for high school teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of literature and writing. While many master’s degree programs for teachers include study of teaching methods, Ohio University’s program focuses on English content: Literary history and analysis; Composition and rhetoric; Creative writing.
All coursework for the Master of Arts in English for Teachers is entirely online. No campus visits are required. Graduates of the program are welcomed and encouraged to participate in commencement ceremonies which are held in May of each year.
The full online program consists of 8 courses (32 credits), including a culminating Master’s Essay. You may take as many or as few courses each semester as fit your schedule. The minimum completion time for the online program is about 18 months or four semesters, which requires taking two courses offered each semester. However, this is not a mandatory schedule; you can complete the program in less than three years while completing one course per semester. Also, courses will be seven weeks each so that you take only one course at a time, but two over the course of one semester (e.g., two seven-week courses taken back-to-back equals two courses per semester, but taken only one at a time).
The application deadline is April 1, 2015.
Classes begin May 11, 2015.
More information on the degree can be found here.
The Department of English
Our department includes faculty distributed among four program areas: Literary Studies, Creative Writing, Composition and Rhetoric, and English Education. We offer doctoral degrees in literary studies, creative writing, and composition/rhetoric, and a master’s degree in English, serving approximately sixty graduate students in any given year. On the undergraduate level, we serve close to six hundred undergraduate majors, including almost two hundred integrated language arts majors enrolled in the College of Education.
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